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Our Team

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Matt Hawthorne

Senior Vice President, Direct Services

Using his 25 years of industry experience and 8 years at Benefit Trust Company, Matt diligently manages our Trust and Custody team. In addition to this role, Matt also maintains direct relationships with our Plan Sponsors and Recordkeeping partners.

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Glenn Coyle, CFP®, CIMA®

Vice President

As Chairman of our Trust Investment Committee, Glenn is responsible for the oversight of advisors who manage the Collective Investment Trusts sponsored by Benefit Trust. Glenn has worked in the industry since 1993 and joined Benefit Trust Company in 2015.

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Kelly Sandburg

Vice President

Kelly oversees the Benefit Trusts Valuation Services team, whose primary responsibility is the valuation of investment portfolios on ERISA qualified plans and Collective Investment Trusts. Kelly joined Benefit Trust in 2008 after working in the industry since 1993. 

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Brad Beets, AIF™

Senior Vice President

Brad has over 30 years of experience in the industry and is one of our most senior employees, having been on our team since 2002. Brad is responsible for the management and operation of complex retirement plans, including ESOPs, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and reinsurance trusts. He specializes in plan design, complex administration, and regulatory compliance.

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Scott Rankin J.D., AIF™

Senior Vice President

In addition to overseeing Benefit Trust’s GASB book of business, Scott assists in the design, implementation and legal compliance of many different types of employee plans. Scott started in the industry in 1987 and joined Benefit Trust Company in 2008.

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Brad Scafe

President and CEO

Prior to founding Benefit Trust Company in 2002, Brad entered the industry in 1991 and held positions in a variety of fields, including sales, product development, and relationship management.

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Brenda Lancaster

Senior Vice President

Brenda has worked in the industry since 1990, joining our team in 2003. Brenda is responsible for ongoing client service, as well as working with BTC business partners in developing innovative products and services for both current and prospective customers.

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Renee Bednarczyk

Unit Manager, Direct Services

Renee joined Benefit Trust in 2008 at the beginning of her career in the industry. Renee is responsible for managing the Core Processing team’s daily operations and overall client relations.

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Mike Ravnsborg

Senior Vice President, Direct Services

As Senior Vice President of Direct Services, Mike is responsible for providing all daily operations for the Collective Investment Trusts platform as well as all Unitized clients. His primary responsibilities include fund accounting, custody, transfer agency, and reporting. Mike started in the industry in 1997 and joined Benefit Trust in 2008.

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